Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle, Big River, Candyman, Passenger, Peggy-O, Minglewood Blues Samson & Delilah, Friend Of The Devil, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums*-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues
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July 21, 2014 Subject:
Been There Done That
Having actually been at that concert. The energy of the show was of the chart. Music may have been a bit off. However the spectators Loved it. I remember watching and feeling the energy from the crowd, and quite frankly I have never been able to top what I felt. It is one of my all time greatest memories of the 70's. I am so thankful that I found this recording, because it sends me back to that time and brings a smile to my face.
June 19, 2014 Subject:
Sloppy indeed, but not bad.
February 28, 2014 Subject:
Best show of 1978?
Certainly not the most consistent, but absolutely RAW, at a time when they were becoming more and more mannered. Most like Egypt and October Winterland in that sense, but much more so.
Apparently they were frustrated about sound problems, and starting with Passenger they just start to feed on this energy. The Eyes - where Jerry yells at Bob? Donna? for getting the lyrics wrong is blistering, and the transition from Space to NFA is one of those amazing moments that were already far too rare. They can't quite keep up the energy after that. Oh well...
And, of course, a Charlie Miller show.
February 27, 2014 Subject:
Jerry and Bob Weir are playing Ibanez Musicians, MC 500 models, Ibanez' Alembic copy. Ibanez wanted Garcia to play thier guitars and produced this model specifically for JG, unfortunately he didn't exactly fall in love with the guitar, he stated that it was too heavy but possibly just didn't like it. If it sounds like he's beating on it he probably is, putting it through it's paces and seeing how much abuse it can take. Those guitars are built very solid and heavy.
November 4, 2012 Subject:
Autzen Mellow Ghost of Woodstock or just a bad hair day?
Rumors were wild that the band had given Jerry a shape up or ship out notice before this concert?
After Santana took us too new highs the Dead had problems and then more problems after Promised Land and somewhere thereafter everyone had to listen to Bob Weir tell his deer hunter/game warden story, really...
I recall Jerry wearin a brown leather coat and havin lots of trouble with his electrical gizmos and broke at least one string… There's lots down time, lucky for us it was a Grateful Dead Show and as per usual fellow deadheads provided brief relief. As I recall this particular concert was a benefit for the U of O Athletic Dept. The Registered Guard called the concert; Autzen Mellow Ghost of Woodstock, as the concert took place 10 years after Woodstock?
Estimated Prophet/ Passenger/ Eyes /Samson/ Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad and U.S. Blues were the songs I remember most always nice to hear on any day… I’m lucky and better for attending this show as it may have be slow goin, it was very powerful, not in any hurry and got there…
Hey it was a benefit what more could you ask for the Dead showed up and played their part…
September 27, 2011 Subject:
"It appeared they may have run out of gas post drumz." I respectfully disagree. It appears that someone overturned a few drums of gas onstage during Space, then lit a match as they started NFA. Loud, messy, wild, and utterly satisfying stuff.
May 25, 2011 Subject:
Bob and Jerry are Hilarius. Its so entertaining to hear what might come out of Bobby's mouth at any given moment when its not pre-rehearsed!
As for the music, its strangely energetic and sloppy. Sounds like Jerry was listening to a lot of Punk and New Wave. Of course, it doesn't help when your rig decides to spite you... Works for me, even if its not your personal favorite. Quite a gem, glad I found it! Space is KILLER!
September 20, 2008 Subject:
this i will never forget...we came from seattle,eddie money opened,we laughed,all the boppers,so funny,the volume way down....outlaws next,lots of rowdy bikers,volume up bit more...santana,killer,quite loud.......at that point,dude came up with a brown vial...dead came on,volume max,we flew,the whole place.flew...wow...never forget this here.....bless this site,thanks for the exellent memories!
May 15, 2008 Subject:
Very Peculiar Show
All in all the show had very fantastic moments once you can get past some of the equipment issues Jerry had. It actually sounded better live!!! The Estimated eyes is excellent, but I wish the high energy stayed. It appeared they may have run out of gas post drumz..
February 21, 2008 Subject:
Jerry just melted my face off again. 5 stars for the the "Jerrybumps" I just had while listening to "Eyes"! C'mon, this show needs to filter upwards.
September 26, 2006 Subject:
holy fuc*in shit....
granted jerry's playing may not be as perfect, or as crisp as other performances... but he's playing some real mean guitar... he's literally beating the piss out of the strings, and screaming his lungs out.... 5 starts just for energy from start to finish
September 16, 2006 Subject:
Jerry seems uncomfortable
Was anybody reading this at this show? If so, was Jerry using the Travis Bean? It sounds like that in Set 1. Unfortunately, though the band is energetic, Jerry sounds quite uncomfortable at times and is hitting some sour notes. Seems like he was having intonation problems. Being a profesional guitarist, and having once owned a Travis Bean myself, I recall having a lot of intonation problems with that guitar. Sounds like Jerry was in a similar dilemna.
August 12, 2006 Subject:
A Long, LONG, Strange Day
Y'know---to whomever edits these comments before they get posted, do me a favor, and just dump the whole sordid tale that I described a few minutes ago. Listening more closely to this show, I realize how the days between and the recreational ingestion at the show itself have combined to completely distort in my mind what ACTUALLY happened. My intitial opinion is unwavered, though: this is an EXCELLENT recording. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'M going to shut up.
March 28, 2006 Subject:
UNBELIEVABLE TOP 10 UNKNOWN SHOWS ON WHOLE SITE!
FOLKS YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS WHOPPER OUT - CANNOT BELIEVE HOW HIGH ENERGY THIS IT FROM START TO FINISH!!!
February 8, 2006 Subject:
Not your average 1978 show
This show beats the June 4 show, no question. Jerry's guitar playing is perfect and fiery, and it's good night for vocals. But he's also doing things different also seems to be having flash-backs to earlier vocal and guitar styles.
This first set is not to be missed. There's fierce Big River with an interesting introduction. In Candyman Jerry's vocal has shades of the late 60's with the way he uses vibrato. The band is hot on Passenger, but Jerry does it differently with slide all over the place and fast soloing, again similar to years gone by. Peggy O is not the usual sweet ballad, but has some of the anger expressed by Peggy's suitor, William; the guitar soloing is fabulous. Samson is a great group effort, with everybody playing off of each other, Bob all hot and bothered, and a nice job by Bill and Mickey.
December 12, 2005 Subject:
Absolutely one of the best days of my life. My buddy Butch and I stopped by on a hitch-hiking trip down the Coast.
A big show on a sunny summer day -- Eddie Money, the Outlaws, Santana, the Grateful Dead. we chilled in the back of the stadium through Money and most of the Outlaws. Figuring to work our way up to the front when they'd likely conclude their set with the three-guitar-attack "green Grass and High Tides" turned out just perfectly. Saw Santana and the Dead from the very front.
Kesey and his Thunder Machine helped out during SPACE, which ended with a crash and surge of sound that literally brought the crowd to its knees....AND THEN IT GOT EVEN LOUDER. Rumor has it that parts of Eugene and Springfield were browned out during NFA-GDTRFB-'Round and 'Round.
Those were the days. Thanks for putting this here.
This is an interesting show. Jerry plays like some ADHD guy who has decided to drink a bottle of Tequila before hitting the stage. He's kind of erratic, the vocals are downright fiesty in spots, and the guitar sound is of the ripping variety. He also seems to be the camper who keeps having equipment difficulties--probably because he is abusing his guitar so violently. Jerry is over there bein' ornery all show and needs a hall monitor to keep him with the rest of the campers. Bob is full of goofy comments. Yet, the music and sound are great.
July 17, 2005 Subject:
You've got to share your secret stash with all of us! ;-)
Pass me some NFA>GDTRFB>Around!
May 29, 2005 Subject: